Posts Tagged ‘ war ’

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills three, wounds 14

February 9, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"At least three people were killed and 14 wounded on Monday when a suicide bomber attacked a bus filled with Afghan army personnel in northern Afghanistan, officials said. The blast occurred just before 8 a.m. in Dehdadi district, not far from the Balkh provincial capital of Mazar-i-Sharif, according to a statement by the Ministry of Defense. ... The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement released online." (02/08/16)

http://in.reuters.com/article/afghanistan-blast-idINL3N15N1UT  

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Pakistan: Eight dead after explosive-laden motorcycle rams regime forces’ vehicle

February 7, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A man rammed his explosive-laden motorcycle into a Pakistani security forces' vehicle, setting off a blast that killed at least eight people and injured about 20 others, officials said. The suicide attack took place Saturday evening outside a district court in Quetta, which is in southwestern Pakistan's Balochistan province, said Quetta police official Syed Imtiaz Shah. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement released Saturday through the group's spokesman Mohammad Khurrassani." (02/06/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/06/asia/pakistan-suicide-attack/  

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Kerry to Russia: Stop bombing our al Qaeda buddies in Syria

February 4, 2016
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Yahoo! News Yahoo! News    

"US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded Thursday that Russia stop bombing the Syrian opposition, implicitly blaming Moscow for the collapse in peace talks. ... Alongside Britain's Foreign Minister Phillip Hammond, Kerry read out sections of UN Security Council resolution 2254, passed in December, calling for an immediate ceasefire. 'Russia has a responsibility, as do all parties, to live up to it,' he said." [editor's note: Apparently "all parties" doesn't include the US and its partners, who conducted 11 airstrikes in Syria yesterday according to US Central Command - TLK] (02/04/16)

http://news.yahoo.com/kerry-demands-russia-halt-syria-bombing-talks-suspended-101149753.html  

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UN halts Syria talks as government closes in on Aleppo

February 4, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"A United Nations envoy halted his attempts to conduct Syrian peace talks on Wednesday after the army, backed by Russian air strikes, advanced against rebel forces north of Aleppo, choking opposition supply lines from Turkey to the city. Another senior U.N. official said the Russian escalation was the main reason for the suspension of the peace talks, which have made little progress since beginning earlier this week." (02/03/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idUSKCN0VC169  

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Syria: Russian military adviser killed in shelling

February 4, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"A Russian military adviser was killed in Syria on Feb. 1 in a mortar attack, Russian news agencies cited the Defence Ministry as saying on Wednesday. 'A Russian military adviser was performing the task of assisting the Syrian army in the development of new weapons supplied under existing interstate military-technical contract,' RIA news agency cited a representative of the ministry as saying." (02/04/16)

http://in.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-syria-russia-idINKCN0VC2MS  

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Afghanistan: Kabul suicide bomber kills at least nine

February 1, 2016
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Yahoo! News Yahoo    

"A Taliban suicide bomber struck a police base in central Kabul Monday, killing at least nine people just days before a fresh round of international talks aimed at reviving dialogue with the Islamist group. Scores of people were also wounded in the bombing at the entrance of the base, which left several bodies and charred debris strewn around the area. The attack comes amid the Taliban's unprecedented winter offensive despite a renewed push to restart formal peace talks." (02/01/16)

http://news.yahoo.com/10-dead-kabul-bombing-deputy-minister-112030064.html  

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The five lamest excuses for Hillary Clinton’s vote to invade Iraq

January 28, 2016
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Stephen Zunes  

"Former senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton is the only candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination who supported the invasion of Iraq. That war not only resulted in 4,500 American soldiers being killed and thousands more permanently disabled, but also hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths, the destabilization of the region with the rise of the Islamic State and other extremists, and a dramatic increase in the federal deficit, resulting in major cutbacks to important social programs. Moreover, the primary reasons Clinton gave for supporting President George W. Bush’s request for authorizing that illegal and unnecessary war have long been proven false." (01/28/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/28/the-five-lamest-excuses-for-hillary-clintons-vote-to-invade-iraq/  

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The US intervention in Libya was such a smashing success that a sequel is coming

January 27, 2016
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Glenn Greenwald The Intercept
by Glenn Greenwald  

"Just as there was no al Qaeda or ISIS to attack in Iraq until the U.S. bombed its government, there was no ISIS in Libya until NATO bombed it. Now the U.S. is about to seize on the effects of its own bombing campaign in Libya to justify an entirely new bombing campaign in that same country." (01/27/16)

https://theintercept.com/2016/01/27/the-u-s-intervention-in-libya-was-such-a-smashing-success-that-a-sequel-is-coming/  

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Syria: Islamic State reportedly kills 24 in Homs bombing

January 26, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State in the Syrian government-controlled city of Homs killed at least 24 people on Tuesday, the city's governor said, as government forces took back some IS-held villages east of Aleppo. The governor of Homs said the first of two explosions was caused by a car bomb targeting a security checkpoint. A suicide bomber then set off an explosive belt, state media reported." (01/26/16)

http://in.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-syria-homs-idINKCN0V40R7  

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Afghanistan: Kabul blast targeting Tolo TV workers kills seven, wounds two dozen

January 21, 2016
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NBC News NBC News    

"A bomb targeting TV station workers in the Afghan capital killed at least seven people and wounded more than two dozen others Wednesday, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast near the Russian embassy, though the Taliban has previously threatened journalists from Tolo TV, the target of the attack. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told NBC News a bomber in a Toyota targeted a minibus carrying employees of a Tolo-owned production company." (01/20/16)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/kabul-blast-targeting-tolo-tv-workers-kills-7-wounds-two-n500351  

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Pakistan: At least 20 dead in Taliban attack on university

January 20, 2016
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USA Today USA Today    

"At least 20 people are dead and several wounded after Taliban gunmen climbed over the wall into a university in northwest Pakistan Wednesday and began firing indiscriminately, according to witnesses and Pakistani officials. Four gunmen were killed." (01/20/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/01/20/pakistan-university-attack/79046258/  

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Pakistan: Suicide blast kills at least ten

January 19, 2016
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Al Jazeera Al Jazeera America    

"A suicide bomber detonated his explosives close to a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 20, officials said. The bomber rammed his motorcycle into a police vehicle next to the roadside checkpoint in the Jamrud area on the edge of Pakistan's volatile Federally Administered Tribal Areas, local government official Munir Khan told Reuters." (01/19/16)

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/1/19/bomb-blast-peshawar.html  

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Yemen: Suicide bomber targets quisling regime’s police chief, kills seven

January 18, 2016
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Arab News [Saudi Arabia -- de facto state media]    

"A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into the police chief's house in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday, killing seven civilians and security forces in a failed assassination attempt after militants killed two other security officials elsewhere in the country. Police Chief Shallal Al-Shayei survived a similar assassination attempt last month, as did the governor of the province, which forces loyal to the [quisling regime set up by Saudi invaders] pried away from Shiite Houthi rebels [sic] last year." (01/18/16)

http://www.arabnews.com/middle-east/news/866481  

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Turkey: One killed by rocket fired from Syria

January 18, 2016
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GlobalPost    

"One person was killed and one more seriously wounded Monday when a rocket fired from a jihadist-controlled area in Syria slammed into a schoolyard in a Turkish border town, officials said. A female school cleaner was killed and a schoolgirl required an operation for her injuries in the strike on the town of Kilis just north of the border with Syria, the local governor's office said. The town was hit by a total of three rockets, two of which fell into an open area while one more hit the yard, it said." (01/18/16)

http://www.globalpost.com/article/6721245/2016/01/18/one-killed-shelling-near-turkish-school-syrian-border  

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Afghanistan: Taliban denies role in latest bombing

January 17, 2016
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"A suicide bombing at the guest house of a local official has left at least 13 people dead in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. The late Sunday morning attack saw the attacker detonate his explosives inside a compound belonging to Obaidullah Shinwari, a member of Nangarhar's provincial council. The attack marks the second bombing in Jalalabad in less than a week. As with last week's attack, the Taliban denied any role in Sunday's bombing." (01/17/16)

http://www.latimes.com/world/afghanistan-pakistan/la-fg-taliban-afghanistan-bombing-20160117-story.html  

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Somalia: Islamist rebels say they have captured Kenyan troops

January 17, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group said on Sunday it had captured some Kenyan soldiers during an attack last week on military bases in western Somalia near the Kenyan border. The group, which did not say how many soldiers were held after Friday's assault in Ceel Cadde, also said in a statement that more than 100 Kenyan soldiers were killed, revising up the number from the more than the 63 dead it had previously claimed." (01/17/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-attacks-kenya-idUSKCN0UV08R  

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The Pentagon’s B-52 message to North Koreans

January 17, 2016
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Jacob G Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger  

"In response to reports that North Korea had exploded a hydrogen bomb, the Pentagon recently flew a B-52 bomber over South Korea. Most Americans would think that that was just some innocuous show of force. In actuality, it was a highly provocative reminder that the Pentagon wanted to send the North Koreans of what the U.S. military had done to them during the Korean War." (01/15/16)

http://fff.org/2016/01/15/the-pentagons-b-52-message-to-north-koreans/  

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Turkey: Kurdish attack on police station kills six

January 14, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Kurdish militants have attacked a police station in southeast Turkey with a truck bomb, killing six people including a baby and two toddlers, in one of the biggest strikes since the conflict reignited in July, security officials said on Thursday. The overnight blast ripped the facade off the station in the small town of Cinar. A Reuters reporter saw nearby windows blown out, shop shutters mangled and streets covered in debris. The mainly Kurdish region has suffered a surge in violence since a two-year ceasefire between the state and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels collapsed, reviving an insurgency that has killed 40,000 people over three decades." (01/14/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-kurds-blast-idUSKCN0US0FC20160114  

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Ukraine: Regime expects to re-conquer seceded states this year

January 14, 2016
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Bluefield Daily Telegraph    

"Ukraine's president says he expects the government to restore control over the [Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics] before the year's end. A military conflict between [invading Ukrainian] forces and Russia-backed [seceded state forces] has killed more than 9,000 people and left parts of the [formerly] Ukrainian industrial heartland in ruin since fighting broke out there in April 2014." (01/14/16)

http://www.bdtonline.com/region/ukraine-expects-to-restore-control-over-rebel-east-this-year/article_addc20b5-2770-59d3-9e73-78b97ae006b1.html  

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Afghanistan: Islamic State reportedly behind deadly attack on Pakistani consulate

January 13, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Seven members of the Afghan security forces were killed Wednesday after unidentified gunmen attacked the Pakistani consulate in a volatile eastern province, an official said on Wednesday. Attaullah Khyogani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, said another seven security forces personnel were injured in during the attack, which began when a suicide bomber detonated explosives outside the consulate in the provincial capital Jalalabad. ... According to the French news agency AFP, ISIS claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack." (01/13/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/afghanistan-security-forces-killed-isis-attack-pakistani-consulate-nangarhar/  

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Iraq: Gunmen storm mall, killing at least 18

January 11, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"Gunmen stormed into a Baghdad mall on Monday after setting off a car bomb and launching a suicide attack at its entrance, killing at least 18 people and wounding 50 in the city's mainly Shiite east, Iraqi officials said. The officials initially described the attack as a hostage situation, estimating that 50 people were trapped inside the complex. But Iraqi forces soon surrounded the building and landed troops on the roof. They clashed with the attackers inside, killing two of them, arresting another four and declaring the standoff over." (01/11/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/01/11/gunman-kill-10-in-baghdad-mall-take-hostages-iraqi-officials-say.html  

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Syria: First aid shipment in months reaches besieged Madaya

January 11, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"The first shipment of foreign aid since October reached the besieged Syrian city of Madaya on Monday, bringing starving residents to tears at the sight, a United Nations source told CNN. Four trucks carrying food and blankets had moved into the city by about 5.30 p.m. Monday local time, the source said. The rest of the 44-truck convoy, carrying medicine and other supplies, was expected to enter the city shortly afterward, the source said. Shocking images of starving residents of the rebel-held city -- under siege by Syrian regime forces and their allies since July -- have drawn international attention." (01/11/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/11/middleeast/syria-madaya-starvation/  

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Yemen: Doctors Without Borders hospital hit, killing four

January 11, 2016
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Time    

"The aid group Doctors Without Borders says a projectile from an unknown source has hit a hospital it supports in Yemen's northern Saada province, killing four and injuring 10. The group, known as MSF, says in a statement that the Sunday attack in the Razeh district led to 'the collapse of several buildings of the medical facility.' Of those injured at the Shiara Hospital, three are MSF staff, and two are in critical condition, it said. All staff and patients have been moved to another hospital also supported by MSF." (01/10/16)

http://time.com/4174491/msf-doctors-without-borders-yemen/  

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Afghanistan: One US soldier killed, two wounded

January 6, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"One U.S. soldier was killed and two wounded during a joint U.S.-Afghan Special Operations mission in Marjah, Afghanistan, Tuesday, with fighting still continuing, the Pentagon announced. A U.S. official told CNN that a quick reaction force has been launched in an effort to rescue those forces on the ground in Marjah. The official could not say where the force was launched from or how many people were involved." (01/05/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/05/politics/u-s-soldier-killed-in-afghanistan/  

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Libya: Suicide bombers kill two guards at al-Sidra oil port

January 4, 2016
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"Islamic State has killed two security guards and set an oil storage tank ablaze in a suicide car bombing at Libya's largest oil port. The battle in Al-Sidra saw two suicide bombers blow themselves up at a military checkpoint while other ISIS militants involved in the coordinated attack were pushed back by government soldiers. ISIS has been trying to push east from its stronghold of Sirte for several weeks to reach the country's 'oil crescent,' where main oil terminals such as Al-Sidra and Ras Lanouf are based." (01/04/16)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3384000/Two-security-guards-killed-failed-ISIS-attack-Libyan-oil-port-suicide-bombers-detonate-blowing-storage-tank.html  

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